Industrial operations looking to embrace the digital transformation, boost productivity and optimise their mobile assets are set to benefit as Rajant Corporation, the exclusive provider of Kinetic Mesh wireless networks, has entered into a partnership with OSIsoft. This partnership will see the two companies collaborate to deliver insight on demand and on the edge bringing new Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) capabilities to the industries they serve, including mining. This announcement follows Rajant’s debut at OSIsoft PI World in Barcelona, Spain last month.
“I’m very excited about the partnership of OSIsoft and Rajant,” shared Mel Torrie, CEO of Autonomous Solutions, Inc (ASI). “Anyone involved in IIoT should be paying close attention. In our business, we automate vehicles, equipment, and robots; these two companies’ products are key enablers to our company, ASI. We became a Rajant partner many years ago. Its Kinetic Mesh wireless network, in my opinion, is the only true mission-critical wireless network on the market. The more challenging the conditions, the better it shines. We recently started using OSIsoft and its predictive analysis, data visualization, and automation tools are second to none. But your data is only as good as the wireless network that transports it, so for reliable wireless communication, we depend on a Rajant Kinetic Mesh Network to transport OMF data to OSI’s PI Servers. IIoT is the catchphrase for what these two companies have been delivering for a very long time. My motto is, go with what is proven and what works.”
Rajant and OSIsoft, a trusted manufacturer of application software for real-time data management, will target mining and other industries to offer a holistic partner ecosystem. This will help organisations to reap the benefits of a digital transformation and build continuous improvement processes using data.
OSIsoft’s operational intelligence PI System offering will be working together with Rajant’s industry-leading Kinetic Mesh technology, a unique wireless network that provides fully mobile broadband connectivity which is fail-proof in any application and critical in data-intensive industrial environments. To enable customers to shift from complexity to simplicity, OSIsoft will provide its tailored asset maintenance, management and analytical solutions to address the challenges that businesses often find with high-fidelity asset data In turn, Rajant will seamlessly collect data points from all disparate communication systems and run it through a single pipe, which has autonomous adaptability to continuously self-optimise in response to changing conditions.
“Rajant is already well-rooted within an array of sectors that OSIsoft serves, such as mining, and this is demonstrated with many of our Kinetic Mesh® devices being utilised across the globe. Our key strength is the networks’ autonomous adaptability. It can self-optimise routing and many configuration settings, unlike other wireless networks, which have completely static configurations and routes. Add to this, Rajant’s wireless solution provides continuous connectivity even in high-speed, mobile applications. Industries can struggle to manage, maintain and regulate their assets and network while trying to cut costs,” said Gary Anderson, SVP of Rajant. “Our partnership with OSIsoft will completely eradicate any worries of set-up, maintenance, and troubleshooting truly offering the most mission-critical, reliable wireless offering on the market today.”
“Mobile equipment is a key enabler to deliver more resilient and efficient supply chain systems, by not only moving these assets from planned to condition maintenance thus increasing availability, but to use that data to feed performance and system optimisation,” said Matt Miller, OSIsoft’s Transportation Industry Principal. “We believe Rajant’s industry-leading Kinetic Mesh® will allow many of these customers to get reliable data from their assets which would otherwise limit the value of that data, due to lack of meaningful network coverage and connectivity to their critical mobile assets. As the industry moves to autonomous operations, it will put even more emphasis on robust network connectivity.”